As a result, Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition has been released.
The remaster of the groundbreaking point-and-click PC adventure from 1997, which he encountered development difficulties two years ago, is now available on Steam and the Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation platforms. Nightdive Studios announced in March 2020 that it was updating the Westwood Studios sci-fi narrative, but in October of that year, studio CEO Stephen Kick acknowledged that developers had not realized the number of character models in the game, all of which would require remastering. TBD launch window for Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition
Nightdive has previously remastered System Shock: Enhanced Edition, Turok: Dinosaur Hunterand its sequel, and Forsaken Remastered. Its still at work on System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition.
Blade Runner may have been a point-and-click adventure, but the game really pushed the boundaries of that label. Players will be tasked with chasing down rogue replicants from the same number of characters each playthrough, but who was human and who was synthetic would change. With branching story paths and multiple endings, Blade Runner was anything but linear, and far more replayable than other point-and-click narratives of the day.
Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition promises frame rates of 60 fps (15 fps was the original), with an enhanced in-game Knowledge Integration Assistant and a new user interface to help drive the story. The PC version supports gamepads (as do the console versions, anyway). The game is $9.99 in Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo stores.
Blade Runner won the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Best Adventure Game of 1998, and was a contender for the PC Gamer and the Computer Gaming World as the best adventure game of the year.